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Mar 27, 2016 Aline Kilmer
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of In Spring by Aline Kilmer. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 20, 2016. Read in English by Saffie; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jennifer Fournier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Shakira Searle and Twinkle. Aline Murray Kilmer was an American poet, children's book author, and essayist, and the wife and widow of poet and journalist Joyce Kilmer. Aline attended the Rutgers...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, nature, romance, spring, seasons
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Jun 19, 2015 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table by Andrew Lang. Read in English by David Wales The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh)...
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories February 1931. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and  continues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,  - Summary by Bill Boerst For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: LibriVox, Audiobook, Science Fiction, Magazine, Sci Fi
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October 1930 Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Issue no. 10 of the magazine brings you Stolen Brains by Captain S.P. Meek The Invisible Death by Victor Rousseau Prisoners on the Electron by Robert H. Leitfred Producing Heat by Artic Cold Part 2 of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings An Extra Man by Jackson Gee along with  the Readers' Corner and interesting scientific facts (Summary by Annise) For further information, including links to...
Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, magazine, Sci Fi
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Apr 19, 2015 Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Hal K. Wells; Charles W. Diffin; Harold Thompson Rich
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 13, January 1931 by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Hal K. Wells; Charles W. Diffin; Harold Thompson Rich. Read in English by Bill Boerst This issue contains "The Dark Side of Antri" by Sewell Peaslea Wright, "The Sunken Empire" by H. Thompson Rich, "The Gate to Xoran" by Hal K. Wells, "The Eye of Allah" by C. D. Willard, "The Fifth-Dimension Catapult" by Murray Leinster, and "The Pirate...
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Apr 13, 2015 Ray Cummings; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Lloyd Eshbach; Victor Rousseau; William Merriam Rouse
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 11, November 1930 by Ray Cummings; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Lloyd Eshbach; Victor Rousseau; William Merriam Rouse. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. This science-fiction mag includes "The Wall of Death" by Victor Rousseau, "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, "The Destroyer" by William Merriam Rouse, "The Gray Plague" by L. A. Eshbach, "Jetta of the Lowlands" by Ray Cummings, and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pulp, science fiction
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Mar 23, 2015 Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Victor Rousseau; Edmond Hamilton; R. F. Starzl; Harold Thompson Rich
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 08, August 1930 by Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Victor Rousseau; Edmond Hamilton; R. F. Starzl; Harold Thompson Rich. Read in English by Bill Boerst; Douglas Taylor; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; Larry Greene; Will Staunton; Atmor; Tommy Howell; Scott Foster; Marty Issue eight of this seminal science-fiction magazine CONTENTS Murder Madness by Murray Leinster - the conclusion of this novel Earth the Maurader by Arthur J. Burks - Part 2 of a...
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Mar 13, 2015 Captain S. P. Meek; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Sophie Wenzel Ellis; David R. Sparks
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 12, December 1930 by Captain S. P. Meek; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Sophie Wenzel Ellis; David R. Sparks. Read in English by Bill Boerst This issue includes "Slaves of the Dust" by Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Part B of "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, "The Sea Terror" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Gray Denim" by Harl Vincent, and "The Ape-Men of Xlotli" by David R. Sparks. - Summary by Bill Boerst For...
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Jul 1, 2014 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 133 by Various. Read in English by SuperCoconut; Glenn O'Brien; Arup Sen; Peter Deligdisch; Andrew K Waugh; Son of the Exiles; Malcolm Fisher; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Shakira Searle; Willy; inflected; Fiddlesticks; Eunah Choi; Christopher Earnings; Phil Schempf; Ruth Golding This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2014. This collection includes the following: All Things Bright and Beautiful , by Cecil F. Alexander A...
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May 22, 2014 Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 07, July 1930 by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry. Read in English by ScottReyonoldsVoice; Atmor; Mike Pelton; Robert Dixon; Jason Mills; Tommy Howell Issue seven of this seminal science-fiction magazine - Summary by Annise For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Mar 19, 2014 Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 06, June 1930 by Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin. Read in English by KHand; Tommy Howell; Mike Pelton; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; Marty; Greg Giordano Issue six of this seminal science-fiction magazine concludes the Ray Cummings story "Brigands of the Moon", and continues Murray Leinster's "Murder Madness". In addition there are three short stories, by various authors, and a short novel by Charles W. Diffin - Summary by...
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Feb 24, 2014 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, childhood, village life, mischief, children's classics
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Nov 21, 2013 Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 05, May 1930 by Ray Cummings; Sewell Peaslee Wright; Murray Leinster; Lilith Lorraine; Victor Rousseau. Read in English by Mike Pelton; Tommy Howell; Alan Winterrowd; Alison Stewart The fifth issue of Astounding Stories continues the Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", begins a 4 part novel by Murray Leinster, and presents a sequel by Sewell Peaslee Wright to his story in the March issue. Also included are stories by Lilith Lorraine and...
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Oct 21, 2013 Ray Cummings, Captain S.P. Meek, Arthur J. Burks,, Anthony Pelcher, Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 04, April 1930 by Ray Cummings; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Thomas H. Knight; Anthony Pelcher; Tom Curry. Read in English by Tommy Howell; Mark Nelson; Alan Winterrowd; Larry Wilson The fourth issue of Astounding Stories continues Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", along with pulp sci-fi stories by Capt. S. P. Meek, Anthony Pelcher and other authors. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd For further information, including links to...
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Sep 23, 2013 Victor Appleton
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LibriVox recording of Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers by Victor Appleton. Read in English by Greg Giordano; Ian Quinlan; Ric F; Gary Dana; Lynne Thompson; Claire; Edmund Lilley; Monika Rolley Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon...
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Sep 9, 2013 L. Leslie Brooke
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Goose Book by L. Leslie Brooke. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Here are four delightful fairy tales that have fascinated children and adults for centuries. Several, such as The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs are well known and can be listened to with delight as each remembered and beloved part is come to. Others, such as The Golden Goose and Tom Thumb are not so well known and listening to them can be exciting because we do not know exactly what is to...
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Sep 2, 2013 Ray Cummings; Sewell P. Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Will Smith; R. J. Robblns; A. T. Locke
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 03, March 1930 Read in English by Alan Winterrowd; om123; DJRickyV; Jason Bolestridge; Steven Bateman This is the third issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the opening chapters of a 4 part serialized novel by Ray Cummings, and stories by the prolific Capt. S. P. Meek, Will Smith and R. J. Robbins, Sewell Peaslee Wright and A. T. Locke. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Sep 1, 2013 Charles Edward Carryl
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LibriVox recording of Davy and the Goblin by Charles Edward Carryl. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Frances Brown; maryagneskatherine; Claudia Salto; pjhoury; Larry Wilson; Anastasiia Solokha Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christmas, wonderland, goblin, whimsy
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Aug 18, 2013 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 4 by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This, the fourth of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories. Warning: Section 7, "A Predicament," contains some racial stereotypes and a word describing the race of one of the characters that is unacceptable in today's society. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Aug 9, 2013 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The...
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Aug 5, 2013 Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein (Edition 1831) by Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for...
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Jul 28, 2013 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. This is the extraordinary tale of a boy, Jim Hawkins, who comes into possession of Captain Flint's treasure map, after a buccaneer takes a room at his inn and later dies. The map spreads its ill luck to all who know of it. A local squire outfits a ship to voyage to the Treasure Island, unearth the treasure, and bring it home. Little does he suspect that the man he has hired aboard as cook was formerly...
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Jul 22, 2013 Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, fairy tales, myths
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Jul 2, 2013 Various
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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically "think" rather than "shoot" their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author's imagination. The...
Topics: Space, planets, aliens, time travel, future, speculative fiction, science fiction
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Jun 23, 2013 Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, by Sabine Baring-Gould. This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Jun 3, 2013 Harl Vincent, C. W. Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Victor Rousseau, Anthony Pelcher, Captain S.P. Meek
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 02, February 1930 This is the second issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the finale of The Beetle Horde by Victor Rousseau, as well as stories by Harl Vincent, Charles Willard Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Anthony Pelcher and Captain S. P. Meek. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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May 23, 2013 Victor Rousseau.Captain S.P. Meek, Ray Cummins, M'L. Staley, Murray Leinster, Anthonu Pelcher
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 01, January 1930 In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray...
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Apr 18, 2013 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 19. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Apr 3, 2013 P.W. Joyce
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation, by P.W. Joyce. This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in...
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Mar 29, 2013 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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LibriVox recording of Dangerous Connections , by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Everyone probably has Glenn Close and John Malkovich in mind, but for those who have not seen the movie, this epistolary fiction describes how a young girl, Cécile de Volanges, walks on the road to perdition, and is just a toy in the Vicomte de Valmont's and the Comtesse de Merteuil's hands. (description by Nadine). Readers: Narrator, Mme de Volanges: Nadine Eckert-Boulet Cécile de Volanges: Saab Marquise de...
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Mar 24, 2013 Orison Swett Marden
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LibriVox recording of He Can Who Thinks He Can, by Orison Swett Marden. Read by KirksVoice. Do you have what it takes to be the person you want to be? This is a neat self help book in plain English by the New Thought Movement author Orison Swett Marden. He has included various essays on the principles he believes will lead to success in life. This book is a nice reading for any one who believes in "The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is...
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Mar 23, 2013 Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard. Read by Mark Nelson The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1935 through 1936. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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Mar 22, 2013 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. The sailor Edmond Dantès is wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned in the Château d'If. After twenty years, he manages to escape, and by direction of one of another prisoner finds a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmund becomes the Count of Monte Cristo, and it's time for revenge on those that betrayed him. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Mar 18, 2013 George Wilbur Peck
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LibriVox recording of Sunbeams by George Wilbur Peck. Read by Arnold Banner and Melora Campbell. George W. Peck was at times a writer, newspaper publisher and politician. Many of the Sunbeam essays had been published in Peck's paper, "The Sun", as amusing and often critical comments on social and political subjects, typically current in the beginning of the 1900's. Topics are often 'small town' United States, and Peck's gentle sarcasm or portrayals much resembles that of Twain....
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Mar 9, 2013 Alexander Jessup (editor)
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LibriVox recording of The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Alexander Jessup (editor). Read by David Wales. Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 - 1914. The editor's very extensive introduction is omitted from this Librivox audio book. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Mar 9, 2013 J. D. Borthwick
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LibriVox recording of The Gold Hunters, by J. D. Borthwick. Read by Sue Anderson. This is a robust, rough and tumble, first-hand account of the early California gold rush years 1851-1854 by a Scottish adventurer and artist J. D. Borthwick. The first edition, published in 1857 was called Three Years in California. Reprints have used the more descriptive title The Gold Hunters. (Summary by Sue Anderson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Mar 8, 2013 Gilbert Parker
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LibriVox recording of The Seats of the Mighty, by Gilbert Parker. For the time of his story Mr. Parker has chosen the most absorbing period of the romantic eighteenth-century history of Quebec. The curtain rises soon after General Braddock's defeat in Virginia, and the hero, a prisoner in Quebec, curiously entangled in the intrigues of La Pompadour, becomes a part of a strange history, full of adventure and the stress of peril, which culminates only after Wolfe's victory over Montcalm. The...
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Feb 21, 2013 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2. Read by John Greenman. This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays in Volume 1, many first appeared alone, in magazines or newspapers, before being printed as chapters of his larger works, while others were taken from larger works and reprinted in collections of essays. On top of being prolific, Mark Twain was a very successful...
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Feb 19, 2013 Samuel H. M. Byers
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LibriVox recording of With Fire and Sword, by Samuel H.M. Byers. Samuel H. M. Byers was an American poet, diplomat, and soldier in the Civil War. "In war some persons seek adventures; others have them in spite of themselves. It happened that the writer of this book belonged to a regiment that seemed to be always in the midst of great experiences. It was, in fact, one of the few regiments that absolutely fought themselves out of existence. It was mustered in a thousand strong; it lost seven...
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Feb 18, 2013 Elizabeth Celnart
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LibriVox recording of The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment, by Elizabeth Celnart. A mid-nineteenth century book of etiquette. (Summary by Libby Gohn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (148MB)
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Feb 14, 2013 Blessed Angela of Foligno
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Divine Consolation of the Blessed Angela of Foligno, by Blessed Angela of Foligno. Read by Ann Boulais. The Blessed Angela of Foligno, T.O.S.F., (c. 1248 – 4 January 1309) was a Christian author, Franciscan tertiary and mystic. She was noted not only for her spiritual writings, but also for founding a religious community which refused to accept becoming an enclosed religious order that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. The Divine...
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Feb 11, 2013 Charles Dickens
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Dickens takes time off his novels to give an account of travels which he and his family undertook in France and Italy. There are vivid descriptions of the places, but also of the people and their lives. (Summary by anthony ogus) Narrated by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Feb 10, 2013 Gerald Birney Smith, editor
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to the Study of the Christian Religion, by Gerald Birney Smith. Read by LibriVox volunteers. Articles by numerous authors, compiled into a single collection for use by first year divinity students. This book is intended to be a guide to the study of the Christian religion for Protestants. It was prepared to aid students to understand various aspects of education for the Christian ministry, including basic textual studies, theology, Christian history, denominations,...
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Feb 7, 2013 Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov
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LibriVox recording of A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov. Read by Kevin W. Davidson. A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will again tell me that a human being cannot be so wicked, and I will reply that if you can believe in the existence of all the villains of tragedy and romance, why wouldn't believe that there was a Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Russia, Russian literature, psychological novel, psychology, byronic, hero
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Feb 2, 2013 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Six Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Phil Chenevert Edgar Allan Poe has the genius to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little was 'done' in the sense of horrible actions described. My imagination, under the power of his creepy words, conjured the atmosphere and amplified the scariness all by itself. In this recording I've chosen some of his stories that did this so well and succeed in leaving lingering...
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Feb 2, 2013 Elizabeth Louisa Gebhard
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Ventures of the Original John Jacob Astor , by Elizabeth Louisa Gebhard (1859-1924). John Jacob Astor was pre-eminently the opener of new paths, a breaker of trails. From his first tramp alone through the Black Forest of Baden, at sixteen, his life never lost this typical touch. In America, both shores of the Hudson, and the wilderness to the Northwest knew his trail. The trees of the forests west of the Mississippi were blazed by his hunters and trappers; and...
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Jan 31, 2013 Annie Besant
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LibriVox recording of Annie Besant, by Annie Besant Read by timothyFR In her autobiography, Annie Besant poignantly writes of her search for the truth of what she believed in, leaving Christianity behind to embrace Atheism, and ultimately finding her peace in Theosophy, which she became interested in after meeting Helena Blavatsky. She moved to India to better study Theosophical ideas and this is where she made her home until her death. She was a gifted orator and writer, often speaking and...
Topics: autobiography, librivox, athiesm, audiobook, religion, socialism, theosophy
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LibriVox recording of United Kingdom House of Commons Speeches Collection, volume three. This is the third LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings of 10 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1601 and 1960. Readings are of speeches originally given by Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, and by parliamentarians Edmund Burke, Herbert Asquith, Winston Churchill, Barbara Castle, Margaret Thatcher...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, politics, speeches, Britain, British, UK, parliament, First World War, Second...
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Jan 22, 2013 Plutarch
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LibriVox recording of The Morals (Moralia), by Plutarch. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is a collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches that give an insight into Roman and Greek life. Extremely popular for centuries, Plutarch's Morals have been read and imitated by many generations of Europeans, including Montaigne and the Renaissance Humanists and...
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Jan 10, 2013 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of The Spiritual Life, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. In this book, Andrew Murray explores the dynamics of the Christian life as Jesus means it to be lived. He explains how the Holy Spirit is essential to living effectively as a believer. Christians are often all too well aware of the feebleness of their life and testimony. This most encouraging book, consisting of a series of lectures given to students at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 1895, shows how...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Bible, faith, God, spiritual, fellowship, holy, joy,...
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Jan 6, 2013 Frances Alice Forbes
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LibriVox recording of Life of St. Vincent de Paul, by Frances Alice Forbes. Vincent De Paul [c. 1581 - 1660] was a man renowned during his own century for his compassion, humility and generosity. During the days when galleys were part of any countries' war machine and these galleys were rowed by convicts who were in reality slaves, Vincent's special call was to provide what spiritual comfort he could to these wretched men. When a young man he himself had been captured by Turkish pirates, who...
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Jan 4, 2013 Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 017, by Various. Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 017: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, kids, teen, young adult
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Jan 2, 2013 Charles A. Conant
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LibriVox recording of Alexander Hamilton by Charles A. Conant. Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American Revolutionary War and became an aide to General George Washington. He was one of the authors (along with John Jay and James Madison) of a series of essays know as The Federalist Papers, which were written in support of the ratification of the proposed Constitution. Scholars and others still...
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Dec 27, 2012 Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of Laws (Volume 1), by Montesquieu. Read by Benjamin Gittins. This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, politics, philosophy, montesquieu, political theory, 18th century
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Dec 24, 2012 William Gershom Collingwood
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LibriVox recording of Thorstein of the Mere: A Saga of the Northmen in Lakeland by W. G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932). Read by Phil Benson. A fine adventure set in 10th-century England at a time when everyday life in the north was made hazardous by wars and shifting alliances among Saxon, British and Scandinavian rulers. Thorstein, like his father Swein before him, is a peaceful Norse settler but brave and ready for battle when the time comes. His adventures as child and man will appeal to younger...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, fiction, historical fiction, England, Vikings, Cumbria, Lancashire
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Dec 22, 2012 Isabella L. Bird
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LibriVox recording of Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831 – 1904) was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, travel, memoirs, Japan, Asia, History, Nature
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Dec 21, 2012 Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to...
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Dec 15, 2012 Sun Tzu
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LibriVox recording of The ART OF WAR, by Sun Tzu. Read by Phil Chenevert First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular among political...
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Dec 14, 2012 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Kara Shallenberg The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor... (Summary by...
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Dec 9, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of Abide in Christ, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. Towards the close of his ministry on earth, Jesus taught his disciples of the need for them to abide in Him. This word "abide" speaks of the intimacy of fellowship with the Master to which his followers are still invited. Andrew Murray wrote this series of meditations, which he subtitled "Thoughts on the Blessed Life of Fellowship with the Son of God", out of a conviction that many believers...
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Dec 7, 2012 Vernon Kellog
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LibriVox recording of Insect Stories, by Vernon Kellogg. These 13 essays explore the fascinating world of insects all around us. Vernon Kellogg, an eminent entomologist and natural story teller, and his little friend Mary, start by collecting Tarantula Holes and proceed to observe spiders, ant lions, ants, wasps and many other tiny creatures in their daily life. Each creature has a wonderful story and it is told most entertainingly. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further information, including...
Topics: Science, Children, Instruction, Nature, Essay, short nonfiction, librivox, audiobook
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Dec 7, 2012 Father John Koenig
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LibriVox recording of Stories for God's Little Ones, by Father John Koenig. Read by Maria Therese. A charming collection of nine short stories for children with a moral weaved in each. These were originally published as separate booklets, under the series title "Stories for God's Little Ones". (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, short stories, Catholic, morals, virtue
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Dec 7, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of Divine Healing, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. Andrew Murray’s practical and devotional writings on the Bible have been a help and blessing to Christian believers for more than a century. In this powerfully written book, Murray takes up the subject of healing as revealed in Scripture, showing how the work of Jesus Christ embraces not only pardon for sin but also healing from sickness. (Summary by Christopher Smith) For further information, including links...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, ancient texts, history, instruction, religion
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Dec 3, 2012 Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 4, by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland. Read by Ann Boulais. The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elizabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources that had not been...
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Dec 3, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027 by Various Authors. Read by LibriVox Volunteers A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers and include speeches and essays on history, science, politics, nature, travel, psychology and love. (summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nonfiction, speeches, essays, letters, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington,...
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Nov 20, 2012 Florence Holbrook
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook. Read by Raybrite. This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales. (Summary by Kenneth Coon) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: Indian Stories, Nature Myths, Children's Stories, Librivox, audiobook
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Nov 17, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of The Master's Indwelling, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. In all the writings of the late nineteenth century minister and writer Andrew Murray, we see his passion for reality in the lives of Christian believers. In this series of addresses he explains how, in various areas of the spiritual life, one may grow in God and experience more of his power. In particular he shows the importance of Christ truly being given his rightful place in the believer’s life....
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Nov 14, 2012 J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels – St. Mark, by J. C. Ryle. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. “Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent points to dwell on and bring to the reader’s attention. In Ryle’s day, there were many detailed commentaries and expositions on scripture. In writing these “Expository Thoughts”, Ryle aimed to offer a resource to the laity for use in...
Topics: Devotion, Meditation, Exposition, Sermon, Reflection, Teaching, Gospels, Gospel of Mark, Saint...
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Oct 26, 2012 William F. Cody, Col.
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Buffalo Bill, by William Cody, Col. Buffalo Bill was arguably, the most recognized man in the world when he penned this book. The first four stories are of some of his adventures and the remaining 6 are autobiographical. All of them have been proved to be historically accurate in all important aspects. From his service as chief scout for the 3rd Cavalry during the plains wars, to his pony express service and finally the story of how he got his nickname...
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Oct 24, 2012 Katharine Pyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Folk and Fairies, by Katharine Pyle. Read by William Tomcho. In "Tales of Folk and Fairies" Ms. Pyle tells 15 different children's stories from around the world; each more delightful than the last. Each story stands completely on it's own and although they were probably meant for children, adults will certainly enjoy them as well. (Summary by wtomcho) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Oct 21, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Best British Short Stories of 1922. Read by David Wales. Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced on Dec 30, 2014 with the full text. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Oct 17, 2012 Nicolas Notovitch
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LibriVox recording of The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ, by Nicolas Notovitch. The New Testament describes the life of Jesus, but nothing is said of his life between the ages of 14 and 29. Notovitch, like so many historians, tries to find evidence of what happened to Jesus during those years. He claims to have found the answer in an old document describing the life of Saint Issa. "The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" is a copy of the manuscript along with Notovitch's reflections on his...
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Oct 14, 2012 Selma Lagerloef
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LibriVox recording of Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, by Selma Lagerloef. Translated by William Frederick Harvey. Read by Lars Rolander. “Thy Soul shall bear Witness” (Körkarlen) by the Swedish Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf is a kind of spooky Novel. It was first published in 1912 and in English in 1922, the same year as the international release of the Silent Movie “The Phantom Carriage”, today considered a classic movie, and one that strongly influenced the Swedish Director Ingmar...
Topic: librivox, audiobook, fiction, Selma Lagerloef, Körkarlen, Thy Soul shall bear witness,
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Oct 9, 2012 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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Oct 6, 2012 E. (Edith) Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of Wings and the Child, by E. (Edith) Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. "When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys and little things such as a child may find and use. But as I kept the thought by me it grew and changed, as thoughts will do, until at last it took shape as an attempt to contribute something, however small and unworthy, to the science of building a magic city in the soul...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, advice, instruction, children
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